Two special treats for Valentines Day

Need a great teacher gift to throw together by Friday for a Valentines Day treat?  Here are two of my favorites… Amy’s Valentine Mix and Friendship Tea.

Amy’s Valentine Mix  (Remember Frappuccino Fun with Amy?  She made this last year and it was a hit!)

Amy’s Valentine Mix

Sam’s Choice brand Indulgent Mix (from Wal Mart)
pink colored M&Ms
pink candy corns

That’s it! Mix and enjoy. 🙂

Pint or half pint jars of this mix tied with a pink or red ribbon would make a perfect teacher gift or friend gift. Like all of Amy’s ideas, the possibilities are unlimited.

And… while we’re talking about pint or half pint jars filled with Valentine goodies, here’s a recipe for a delicious hot tea that I make and give on Valentines Day, Christmas, or any other occasion lending itself to a cute jar of hot tea.

Friendship Tea

2 ½ cups Tang
½ cup instant tea
1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ cup lemonade mix
½ (or more) cups red hots
1 ½ cups white sugar
3 oz. apricot jello

Mix and store in airtight container. To make tea: Use three spoon fulls in a cup of hot water.

If I could, I’d give each of you a jar of Friendship Tea! You’ve been such sweet friends to me – and I’m so thankful for the friendship we share through blogging. May our Lord bless you and keep you, dear friends… and make His beautiful face to shine upon you and through you this week.

Sending love to you all… Jennifer

Picture of the spiced tea is from Good Housekeeping… I think it is Reece Witherspoon’s. 🙂

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  1. Love that mix idea…thought it would be fun for a friend – and, then, I see her name above and she read this post before me! HA (she would still love it!)

  2. Kim@Seasons of My Heart says:

    What great ideas friend!! The friendship tea sounds yum-oh…especially -4below here! brrrr..

  3. YUM! Your post is making me hungry today…

    Just wanted to thank you for all of your help this week with the blog. I've made a few changes, and I think it looks better.

    You'll have to check it out!

    Hope you have a great day…


  4. Hey Jennifer,

    Wow…what awesome treats. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    I really appreciate you stopping by with your sweet b-day wishes! You are such a blessing~

  5. Great treat ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    Lifting my virtual cup of Friendship Tea in your direction! "Cheers!" Thanks for being such a blessing to US! = )

  6. What beautiful ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    You are a blessing to me! I don't comment often, but I do visit you regularly. Have a great day! 🙂

  7. Kim... and Her Coffee says:

    FUN FUN FUN! Love these treats…. You always have such great ideas!